Wednesday, June 15, 2016
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Pelfrey vs. Chris Sale
The Detroit Tigers head to U.S. Cellular Field on Wednesday to take on the Chicago White Sox. The probable pitchers are Mike Pelfrey for the Tigers and Chris Sale for the White Sox. The opening line for this game has Detroit at +174 and Chicago at -184. The over/under is 8.5. The Tigers have a 36-23-4 over/under mark and a 36-27-0 run line record, meaning they cover 57% of the time. The White Sox are 29-35-0 against the run line and have a 29-32-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 45% of the time.
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The Tigers head into this game with a 32-31 record, and they are 15-18 on the road. Starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey has a 1-6 record with an ERA of 4.68 and a WHIP of 1.71. He has 34 strikeouts during his 65.1 innings pitched and he has given up 84 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 11.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.4. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 4.29 and they have allowed 192 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .264 against the pen while they've been struck out 160 times and walked 66 times this year. As a unit, Detroit has given up 8.99 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.43 hitters per nine. They are 21st in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.32. The Tigers pitchers have collectively given up 555 base hits and 267 earned runs. They have allowed 68 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 198 batters and struck out 459. They walk 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.19.
As a team, Detroit is hitting .269, good for 6th in the league while putting together a .257 average on the road. The Tigers have a .435 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .328 which is good for 7th in the league. They rank 6th in baseball with 9.27 hits per contest. Nick Castellanos comes into this game hitting .304 and his on-base percentage is at .333. He has 69 hits this season along with 29 runs scored and 37 runs batted in. He's struck out 60 times and has walked 12 times. Ian Kinsler is hitting .317 and he has an on-base percentage of .372. He has totaled 80 hits so far while scoring 55 runs and he's driven in 44. He has walked 19 times and has struck out 43 times. The Tigers have 584 hits, including 104 doubles and 77 home runs. They've stolen 24 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 11 times. Detroit has walked 186 times this season and they've struck out 539 times as a unit. They've left 433 men on base and have a team OPS of .763. They score 4.67 runs per contest and have scored a total of 294 runs so far this year.
Chicago comes into this game with a 16-16 home mark and a 32-32 overall record. With an ERA of 2.87, Chris Sale has a 10-2 record and a 1.01 WHIP. He has 86 strikeouts over the 91 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 73 hits. He has allowed 7.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.38. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.38 and they have given up 170 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the White Sox bullpen while being struck out 164 times and walking 84 times this season. As a team, Chicago has allowed 8.72 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.71 batters per nine. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.81. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 557 base knocks and 243 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 65 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Chicago as a staff has walked 209 hitters and struck out 492. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 4.05.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 19th in the league while putting together a .237 average at home. The White Sox hold a .383 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313 which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 19th in baseball with 8.27 hits per contest. Adam Eaton comes into this matchup batting .270 and he has an OBP of .358. He has 67 hits this year along with 26 runs scored and 21 RBI. He's struck out 40 times and has walked on 27 occasions. Melky Cabrera is hitting .290 and he has an OBP of .352. He has collected 67 hits so far while he's scored 30 runs and drove in 29. He has earned a walk 22 times and has punched out 26 times. The White Sox as a unit have 528 base hits, including 99 doubles and 59 homers. They have 26 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 15 times. Chicago as a team has walked 204 times this year and they have struck out 518 times. They've had 446 men left on base and have an OPS of .695. They score 4.06 runs per game and have totaled 260 runs so far this season.
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 36-23-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 36-27-0 against the run line so far this season
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 29-32-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 29-35-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/13/16 DH Victor Martinez Knee "?" Tuesday vs. Chicago White Sox
04/04/16 P Daniel Norris Back 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Jeff Ferrell Shoulder 15-day DL (3/25)
04/01/16 P Angel Nesbitt Ankle 15-day DL (3/25)
Chicago White Sox
06/10/16 DH Justin Morneau Elbow 15-day DL (6/9)
06/10/16 CF Austin Jackson Knee 15-day DL (6/10)
05/06/16 P Jacob Petricka Hip 15-day DL (5/2)
04/27/16 C Kevan Smith Pelvis 15-day DL (4/24)
Tony's Pick: Take the White Sox
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